Certified community forests positively impact human wellbeing

Protected Areas (PAs) are often the first tool in the conservationist’s tool kit for preserving biodiversity, but they are not always effective. As a result, PA management has undergone a major rethink in recent years.

A metric for spatially explicit contributions to species targets

STAR, the Species Threat Abatement and Restoration metric, gives businesses, financiers, investors and governments a practical and comparable tool to quantify how specific actions at specific locations can contribute to global targets on species extinction.

Public Development Banks and Biodiversity

This new report published by WWF-France summarises a TBC-led study on how PDBs could support greening finance and financing green. It outlines five key actions PBDs can take to shift finance from potentially harmful activities to those which offer nature positive outcomes.

IUCN: Mitigating biodiversity impacts associated with solar and wind energy development

Renewable energy is key for the transition to a low-carbon future, but even clean energy sources can have significant unintended impacts on the environment if not managed and mitigated appropriately.

Technology to improve the management of development impacts on biodiversity

From automation to traceability and remote sensing to eDNA sampling, technology use for conservation holds the promise to help businesses better understand baseline values, and predict, mitigate and...

A framework to guide biodiversity indicator development for business performance management

A peer-reviewed paper proposing a framework to support the development of biodiversity indicators for a range of business contexts, offering a pathway for businesses to assess their biodiversity performance.

Marine biodiversity offsets: Pragmatic approaches toward better conservation outcomes

An assessment of how biodiversity offsets can be applied in the marine environment to achieve better outcomes and a discussion on the opportunities and challenges for marine conservation policy and practice.

Moyen Bafing Chimpanzee Offset Feasibility

This report assesses the feasibility of implementing a biodiversity offset in the Moyen Bafing landscape in Republic of Guinea in order to compensate for impacts that Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG) and Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) will have on the Critically Endangered Western Chimpanzee.

SADC guidelines for mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services in extractive industry

Southern African Development Community guidelines for mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services in the extractives industry.

Global Inventory of Biodiversity Offset Policies

Developed by TBC and IUCN, the Global Inventory on Biodiversity Offset Policies is the first online, public inventory, which aims to assist developers, as well as lenders and policy makers.

Forecasting the path towards a Net Positive Impact on biodiversity for Rio Tinto QMM.

A detailed, quantified case study of the Rio Tinto QMM ilmenite mine in Madagascar that explains both the theory and planned practical steps to achieving a Net Positive Impact on biodiversity by mine closure. Available in English, French and Spanish.

Who are Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Stakeholders?

TBC’s paper presented at SPE’s international conference and exhibition in April 2016 explored how understanding and engaging biodiversity and ecosystem services stakeholders is key to managing biodiversity risk. To request a copy of this paper contact enquiries@thebiodiversityconsultancy.com.